Legend has it that long ago, hunger swept through the Native
American tribes. As time passed slowly
and food supplies dwindled, famine beckoned disease and death closer
The idea for this simple and elegant shawl came to me while looking over patterns in a stitch dictionary. I was struck by how much visual difference a small modification could produce.
The lace patterns in this shawl morph seamlessly into one another and change merely by altering the placement of the decreases.
The "unvented" edging adds just the right amount of extra laciness for a perfect little shawlette to wear around your neck, or a lovely full sized shawl fit for a Sun goddess.
|model: Shelli Westcott of Knitterly, Kristen Throop photos: Rosemary Hill|
Note: The large/shawl shown was knit using lace weight handspun
yarn. The small/shawlette was knit using
commercially spun sport weight yarn.
sk2p: Slip 1 knitwise, k2tog, pass slipped st over. 2 sts decreased.
yo3: Yarn over three times (wrap yarn three times around right needle, from front to back)
Placing Beads: Work stitch as shown on chart. Slip bead onto crochet hook, use crochet hook to lift st just worked off of right needle, slip bead down around st and replace st on right needle.
Binding Off: When binding off for this project, work as follows: Work 2 sts in pattern, sl both sts back to left needle and k2tog tbl, [work next st in pattern, slip both sts from right needle back to left needle and k2tog tbl] until all sts have been bound off.
Using waste yarn, CO 3 sts.
Using working yarn, work 15 rows in garter st (k all sts); you will have 7 garter st ridges. At end of last row, do not turn work; rotate piece 90 degrees clockwise, pick up and k 7 sts (1 st for each garter st ridge) along side edge of piece; remove waste yarn from CO edge, placing resulting sts on needle, then k these sts. 13 sts.
Set-up Row [RS]: K3, place marker, yo, k3, yo, place
marker, k1, place marker, yo, k3, yo, place marker,
k3. 17 sts.
Important: When working Charts A, B, C, E, and F,
work as follows:
Work Rows 1-8 of Chart A once, then work Rows 9-28
three times. 153 sts.
|ABOUT THE DESIGNER|
A regular contributor to Knitty, Rosemary
(aka Romi) is the owner and founder of Designs
purveyor of shawl pins, sterling yarn ball
jewelry and knitting patterns. Now that
her book, Elements of Style: Knit & Crochet
Jewelry with Wire, Fiber Felt and Beads (Interweave Press)
is published, she's off and running with
more knitwear designs and her new Pins & Lace Club.
Pattern & images © 2009 Rosemary (Romi) Hill. Contact Rosemary